The red card club at John Paul II school today had the privilege of having Betty as their speaker. Betty works with APA insurance company and has done social work and community development in college. She currently has a pre-school that runs education programs in Mukuru kwa Njenga. She enjoys educating young people and has a passion for informing young girls on different subjects. Motivating young girls living in the slums on the ways of working hard towards the achievement of their goals is at heart. When we invited Betty to give a talk on issues affecting the girl child, her response was very positive and could not wait to come and interact with these young girls. She chose a topic of discussion which affects every young girl in high school level.
THE TOPIC TODAY
HOW TO PREVENT EARLY PREGNANCIES
Myth or fact about pregnancy 1. A lady can get pregnant by kissing or swallowing semen? 2. If a girl misses her periods she is definitely pregnant? 3. A girl gets pregnant when they have sex standing out? 4. A girl cannot get pregnant when they have sex during her safe days? 5. A girl can get pregnant the very first time they have sex? 6. If you take a lot of tea after sex you will avoid pregnancy? 7. The first semen in boys cannot make a lady pregnant?
What is the major causes of pregnancies? • When a girl sleeps with a boy and has sexual intercourse one gets pregnant.
The SWAT abstinence technique.
1. S-say no 2. W-why you are saying no 3. A-alternative, e.g watch a movie, go hiking, swimming etc. 4. T-talk it out Having talked on this topic, the girls were able to write questions on pieces of papers, thereafter, the questions were answered by Betty. We were not able to answer all the questions but promised to do that the next time we meet.
GUEST SPEAKER: BETTY NDINDI